|Title||Isaac Huger document set|
|Date||1779 June 30 [letter].|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Huger, Isaac, 1742-1797
|Scope & Content||
Isaac Huger document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1779, June 30, Camp at Capt. Somer's, to Maj. General Lincoln [no address]; Describes his troop movements on account "of the enemy's motion up PonPon River."
Isaac Huger, 1742-1797. Born 19 March Limerick Plantation, S.C., and
died 17 Oct (or Aug 14, 1799). Married Elizabeth Chalmers (b1741 d1799) (m. 23 Mar 1762). After receiving an education in Europe, was commissioned lieutenant in a battalion raised by the colony, and commanded by Col. Thomas Middleton, for service against the Cherokee Indians in 1760. At the beginning of the Revolutionary war he was made lieutenant-colonel of the 1st regiment, and in 1776 was promoted to the colonelcy of the 5th regiment, South Carolina continental line. He was commissioned a brigadier-general in the United States army, 9 January, 1779, and participated in every battle of consequence fought by the southern army. He opposed the invasion of Georgia by General Archibald Campbell, commanded the left wing at the battle of Stono, 20 June, 1779, and was wounded while leading his men. He also led the Georgia and South Carolina militia in the unsuccessful attack on Savannah, and during the siege of Charleston was employed with a body of light troops to cut off supplies from the enemy and keep open communication between the town and country" but his force was defeated and dispersed by Tarleton and Webster at Monk's Corner, South Carolina He joined the army of General Greene, and commanded the Virginians at the battle of Guilford Court House, where he was severely wounded. At Hobkirk's Hill he commanded the right wing of the army. On the restoration of peace he was made vice president, and Major-General Moultrie president, of the Society of the Cincinnati of the state of South Carolina.
Was a lieutenant in the Cherokee War and a Lieutenant-colonel in 1776. In 1779 he was made a brigadier-general.
Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810) Born January 24, 1733. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1788-89; received one electoral vote, 1789. Died May 9, 1810. Interment at Old Ship Cemetery, Hingham, Mass. Lincoln counties in Ga., Ky., Mo., N.C. and Tenn. are named for him.
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|Admin/Biographical History||John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.|